Sunday, December 6, 2015

Hawks Win! Whew!

It's Sunday and during this time of year a large part of the population is obsessed with football.

I am included in that bunch of folks.

Our team, the Seattle Seahawks, just pulled off a win against the Minnesota Vikings that was mind blowing. Let's just say the true domination was completely unexpected.

After an uneven season this year, many, including the announcers during today's game, are calling this success a "return" to the high caliber of talent that sent them to the Superbowl the last two years.

I'm shuddering just typing that sentence out, since I am a very superstitious person, and everyone knows that when you talk about something it never comes true. I don't want to be a jinx!

Of course I want them to win, but I also just really enjoy watching this group of dudes play.

Marshawn Lynch, the most enjoyable of them all, has been out getting surgery. He may be back by the end of the season, but what I miss most of all is his utter gentlemanly touch down celebration. Some players thrown down the ball and jump around with various dance moves. Marshawn, however, simply goes around and shakes everyone's hand. No cheesy dance for him, just a straight up a class act. It makes me smile every time.

All this love and that's not even including how sometimes he shows up on Conan and speaks (proving he actually can). He can be so charming and hilarious that you wonder why he doesn't just chat it up more often. It's his choice and we all respect that.

Other than Lynch, we gotta give it up to the rest of the team, including:

  • Luke Willson! (Easily confused with that other Luke Wilson.)
  • Doug Baldwin! ("The Most Clutch Player In The NFL!" - my brother.)

Not to be forgotten - Thomas Rawls (who is KILLLING it as the replacement for Lynch), Tyler Lockett, Earl Thomas, Bobby Wagner, Jermaine Kearse, and lots of other guys who the people here in the PNW are rooting for on a weekly basis.

Today they got a win and for now I will hold on to that excitement as tomorrow is Monday and the wind is gusting up to 50 MPH right now. Please don't let the power go out.

Until next time.

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